Monday, October 15, 2012

Floral Corduroy

Well, Mama Flores has come and gone, my friends. We did a bunch of stuff that I will soon share with you, BUT since we used her camera and I OF COURSE forgot to upload her pictures to my computer, I can't write a post about it just yet. I could get them off facebook, yeah, but there are some she didn't add that the world should see (google "Love Land Jeju"). 

In the meantime, though, here's a new dress I bought for 5,000 krw (5 bucks) at a resale store of some kind in the nearby Toona. Woo! I had to cut off the band around the sleeves because apparently my big American biceps were too much for them. I should have tried hulking out of them, but, eh, I used scissors. Also, my grandma sent me a pair of new sweaters, Ma bought me a pair of cool boots, AND a new pair of headphones since my rebel alliance ones have worn out. OoOoOh new stuff. Thanks, mom and grandma!
dress: Toona resale shop (Korea)
sweater: Old Navy? (gift)
tights: I don't remember...
headphones: Bucheon Uplex store... 
boots: Itaewon, Korea
(I'm bad at remembering things today)
bustin' out the crimson lips.
So as soon as my mom can send along some photographs via email or carrier pigeon or whatever, I'll have up a loooong post all about our adventure and you can pretend it's the first time you're hearing about any of it.
Because maybe it will be.

Sweetly and sincerely,

Friday, October 12, 2012

What time is it??


So here's how it went...
It was a beautiful day out. I had to work. Of course, right? So on what seems to be the last nice day for a while, I'm stuck inside with no windows. Luckily enough, however, I got out of work early. So I ran straight home (yup.straightsprinted), got my adventure clothes, camera, newest book, and headed out to the river. What happened later was to be expected.

I frolicked. For hours I climbed, crouched, jumped, fell, and read. It was an extremely beautiful day and I was joined by many a jogger and biker. None who wanted to be in my pictures though. :/ This is the bike path that goes through South Elgin along the river. Used to be where Liz and Wrigley roamed, but now it's where I go almost every day and each time I walk or bike it, I find new places that I want to capture. In the picture above is this luscious patch of tall soft grass. I laid out my jacket and read for a little bit.

Top: No idea.
Bottoms: Thrift
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Tights: Forever 21
Earrings: Goodwill
Book: Through a Dark Mist. Don't know anything about it. Just grabbed it. S'alright.

 Finally, after many different locations, I came upon the spot I had longed for.

The worst part, though, was having to turn around and go back.

But tomorrow is another day. Another day that I have off. Another day that will probably be rainy... YAY! So now I'm back home, alone, comfy in Max's game room, with music blasting, and The Lorax waiting to be watched. Hope you are all having a great day. Anna needs to make a big, HUGE post about our mom's stay. She'll be home on Sunday. :)


Monday, October 8, 2012

On a cold Monday night...

I decided to write up a post. Here's an outfit from tonight that I wore out to dinner with Max. Fun facts: I took these in our backyard, our neighbor saw and totally called me out, it was super awkward and embarrassing. haha 

Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Ross
Necklace: Borrowed from my mom
Watch: Gift

On the 29th Max's parents hosted a murder mystery night that was super hero themed. It was a hoot. I was Shiver with the powers of ice and Max was Stingmata with the powers of poison, Brooke and Sam were Blue Blaze and the Wisher. When the time came we all jumped into one car and drove over to their parents house. Stopping at the stop lights was the best because people would look over and see...
Janine had made the most delicious food too, as always. She made some very potent rum/wine drinks with fruit. Very good, but very strong. haha Just like I like 'em!

Then she had appetizers, main meal, and dessert! She went all out and always does a great job at playing her part, which is always the host. She's really good at not giving anything away. Here are a few shots I got from Bill of all of us being crazy. haha

Embarrassingly enough, I had bought that dress a couple years ago online cause they girl modeling it made it look really cute... not so much in real life... Perfect for this party though! The night went great and we always have so much fun. Cannot wait for Halloween. Oh, and I can't forget the after dinner shots of rumchata, my new favorite!

And this weekend my cousin, Corbin, came to visit from Virginia. On Friday we got lunch and I showed him the new house. We just hung out for a while and it was really nice to catch up with him. We used to be really close when we were young, always picking on Anna. haha It's weird being so grown up now especially thinking of him being a father!! It was good to make some new memories to go along with the old ones. :) My best friend came home this weekend as well. Max and I went out to the Filling Station in St. Charles with her and her boyfriend. We met a few of his friends, Max got hit on by a table of guys, and then they came back to our place to hang out some more!

 I'm going to go down and visit her in 2 weeks for SIU's unofficial halloween. Pretty stoked for that. It's kind of a big deal and it's awesome because the past couple years that we've gone we haven't been 21 so getting in was no problem, but getting drinks was another thing. Then again, there was that one year I ended up crying in a Jimmy John's at 2 am dressed like a dog and eating ice cubes, so I can't say it was too hard to get trashed... Can't wait to see what this year brings! :D All for now! Hope Anna and our mom are doing okay!